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Longtime Dallas breakfast spot packs up pancakes and moves on

Longtime Dallas breakfast spot packs up pancakes and moves on

Pancakes at Cafe Brazil
Pancakes are on the move at Cafe Brazil at Cedar Springs Road. Courtesy photo

After 17 years, the Café Brazil on Cedar Springs Road is relocating to a new address that will double its size, add more parking, and feature a patio facing Cedar Springs.

The move is a couple doors away from its current spot at 3847 Cedar Springs Rd. to 3851 Cedar Springs Rd. It is going into the space vacated by Liquid Zoo, which relocated to Knight Street in September.

The old Cafe Brazil location will be absorbed into the parking lot and potential pool project by the Warwick Melrose Hotel.

The block has seen some churn with the 2015 closure of Black Eyed Pea and subsequent opening of Street's Fine Chicken.

Cafe Brazil will continue to serve in its current location until right before the new restaurant opens. The hand-off is estimated to happen by the end of the year. CEO Brant Wood says in a release that the Cedar Springs area is an integral part of the company's history and presence in the DFW area.

"It is a neighborhood we want to continue to serve for years to come, so we were thrilled when a location next door became a long-term opportunity,” he says. "We are excited to open our new doors with more parking, more seating, and, as always, more migas, coffee, and pumpkin pancakes."

The first location of Cafe Brazil opened in Lakewood in 1991 and has grown from a quaint, 10-table restaurant to a revered restaurant group with 10 locations around Dallas-Fort Worth. Cafe Brazils are popular weekend destinations and premier late-night dining spots. They feature breakfast, lunch, and dinner along with bottomless coffee in an eclectic, relaxing, and fun environment.

The new location is approximately 3,400 square feet, compared to its current 1,600 square feet. The interior is also being completely remodeled. Construction is scheduled to begin in October.